Hello Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy members!
I hope this summer has treated you well and you are ready for the upcoming school year! I just wanted to take some time to share some news and opportunities for you regarding OKAPT.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
On our NEW OKAPT website, we have just announced our annual conference presenter for 2017. Dr. Robert Jason Grant will presenting on “Play Therapy for Autism, ADHD, and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders” on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Find out more about the presentation and Dr. Grant at www.oka4pt.com.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations are now open for those interested in participating on the OKAPT board for 2017-2019. When you nominate someone (or yourself) for the board, please remark if you want them to be considered for President-Elect or a board member. Nominations will be open from today until September 30, 2016. Voting will take place in October. The announcement of the newly elected board will be made by December. The first board meeting for those newly elected will be held at the annual conference on January 28, 2017. To nominate someone, please email the Interim President-Elect, Nancy Rumley Soliz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note OKAPT NOMINATION in the subject line. If you have any questions about nominations, feel free to email Nancy as well.
Duties for a board member include:
- *Attend or contribute to the four meetings held throughout the year.
- *Attend and help with the annual conference held in January.
- *Additionally, your opinions, talents, and skills will be valued and may be utilized for various duties to promote play therapy in Oklahoma. This may include: presentations about play therapy, promoting play therapy in your area/across the state, website or technological insight, or other ideas you may have. Please always be considering how you can use your skills to promote play therapy in Oklahoma.
Duties for President-Elect include:
- *All duties of a board member
- *Shadowing President for the 2 years as President-Elect, so you can take over the position of President 2019-2021.
- *Coordination of annual conference-finding a speaker and making appropriate preparations for their arrival.
- *Board nominations and election done in 2018
Thank you for your membership! We hope to see you all in January!
Nancy Rumley Soliz, MS, LMFT, RPT-S
Cynthia Wolf, LPC, RPT
Greetings from the OKAPT Board Members!
We hope you have had the opportunity to check out the new webpage at www.oka4pt.com. It is a work in progress, and we are wanting any feedback you have that would make the site more beneficial.
In August 2016, an email will be sent to inquire about nominations for board members for 2017-2019. Please be considering if you would like to nominate someone to the board. The responsibilities for the board members include: attending 4-6 meetings throughout each year, preparing for the annual state conference, and various other duties in order to spread the importance of play therapy in the State of Oklahoma.
An nomination for the President-Elect will also be done at this time. The President-Elect will serve 2017-2019 and will become President during 2020-2022. The responsibilities of the President-Elect are the same as the board members with the additional responsibilities of: shadowing the President’s duties and taking over in his/her absence, nomination of board members at the next election, and obtaining a speaker for the annual state conferences. Again, this email is to serve as a reminder to start asking around or thinking about who might be an asset to your OKAPT board. Official nominations will be done in August 2016, with the election taking place in November 2016.
As always, we invite you to join us in promoting play therapy in the our state by encouraging other professionals to become a member of APT! Membership benefits include: reduce conference fees, free Lunch-and-Learn Trainings, receipt of the International Journal of Play Therapy and Play Therapy Magazine, and various other ways to stay connected to other professionals.
OKAPT Board Members